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Hadas Aron is a Faculty Fellow at NYU's Center for European and Mediterranean Studies. She received her Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University in October 2017. She earned an M.A. from Columbia, an M.Sc and a B.Sc from Tel Aviv University. Her research concerns populism, nationalism, international security, and social and ethnic cleavages with a regional focus on Eastern and Central Europe and Israel.
Dr. Aron's book project, Megalomania and Ruritania within the Nation: The Center Periphery Cleavage and the Rise of Right Wing Populism in Central Europe, explains variation in populism and its transformative effect on political systems.
She currently teaches courses on European politics, social movements and political protest, and nationalism. Among the courses she previously taught are Introduction to Comparative Politics, Introduction to International Relations, and Scope and Methods in Political Science.
In addition to her scholarship, she participate in policy debates in her blog www.commentingtogether.com , as well as other publications such as Duck of Minerva, the LSE USA blog, and Newsweek.
Anthony M. Daniel
Anthony M. Daniel received his Ph.D. in May 2017. His dissertation, From Wagner to Taft-Hartley, Revisited, analyzed the long-lasting impacts of state-level responses to labor unrest during the New Deal. Broadly speaking, research interests include American Political Development, labor politics, and political communication. Of particular interest are historical moments of large-scale civilian resistance. He received his B.A .from Bard College and hobbies include chess and fishing.
Michael Rubin is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Center for Peace and Security Studies (cPASS) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He earned a PhD (2018) in Political Science from Columbia University, specializing in International Relations and Comparative Politics.
Dr. Rubin's research investigates the causes, conduct, and consequences of political conflict and violence. The research agenda explores three related research themes. The first examines belligerent conduct and civilian agency during civil war. Under what conditions do rebel groups seize and maintain territorial control, and what explains the decline of rebel control? Under what conditions do rebels provide governance to, and perpetrate violence against, civilians? How do civilians influence conflict processes? The second examines the causes and consequences of terrorism. Under what conditions do dissident groups resort to terrorism, and what are the consequences for conflict resolution and political stability? The third examines statebuilding and interstate conflict in the 21st Century. Under what conditions do states employ “gray zone” conflict strategies, and under what conditions do these strategies escalate to direct militarized conflict? Under what conditions do new sovereign states emerge, existing states collapse, and specific political entities capture the state apparatus over others? In addition to explaining political violence and its consequences, this research agenda contributes to understanding state formation and its failures, the nature of extra-institutional political competition between and within states, and the strengths and limitations of state-centric models of the international system.
Dr. Rubin's research has been published or is forthcoming in International Studies Quarterly and the Journal of Conflict Resolution and has been funded by the National Science Foundation (Law and Social Sciences Program), The Earth Institute, the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the Center for Israel Education. Dr. Rubin has conducted field research in the Philippines and has worked on dataset design and collection for the Terrorism in Armed Conflic (TAC) and Named Entities for Social Sciences (NESS) projects. For more information, and links to published and ongoing work, please visit his website: www.michaelarubin.com
Tinghua Yu is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She received her Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University in May 2018.
She uses formal theory and quantitative methods to study political economy of institution. Her research focuses on political selection, intrinsic motivation and authoritarian politics.
For more information, please see her website: https://sites.google.com/view/tinghua-yu